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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138790/high-efficiency-single-cell-encapsulation-and-size-selective-capture-of-cells-in-picoliter-droplets-based-on-hydrodynamic-micro-vortices
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Gopakumar Kamalakshakurup, Abraham P Lee
Single cell analysis has emerged as a paradigm shift in cell biology to understand the heterogeneity of individual cells in a clone for pathological interrogation. Microfluidic droplet technology is a compelling platform to perform single cell analysis by encapsulating single cells inside picoliter-nanoliter (pL-nL) volume droplets. However, one of the primary challenges for droplet based single cell assays is single cell encapsulation in droplets, currently achieved either randomly, dictated by Poisson statistics, or by hydrodynamic techniques...
November 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136006/lipopolysaccharide-potentiates-platelet-responses-via-toll-like-receptor-4-stimulated-akt-erk-pla2-signalling
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Maria E Lopes Pires, Simon R Clarke, Sisi Marcondes, Jonathan M Gibbins
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the cell envelope of Gram-negative bacteria is a principal cause of the symptoms of sepsis. LPS has been reported to modulate the function of platelets although the underlying mechanisms of LPS action in these cells remain unclear. Platelets express the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) which serves as a receptor for LPS, although the potential role of TLR4 and associated cell signalling in controlling platelet responses to LPS has not been extensively explored. In this study, we therefore investigated the actions of LPS prepared from different strains of Escherichia coli on platelet function, the underlying signalling mechanisms, and the potential role of TLR4 in orchestrating these...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132745/-membranous-microparticles-and-respiratory-disease
#3
REVIEW
B Renaud-Picard, J Toussaint, A Leclercq, J Reeb, L Kessler, F Toti, R Kessler
Microparticles (MP) are plasmic membrane fragments released from cells after physiological stimulation or stress conditions like inflammation or infection. Their production is correlated to the rate of cell apoptosis. All types of cells can produce MP but they are produced mainly by platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. They carry many bio-active molecules on their surface, specific to the parental cell, giving them the ability to be biomarkers and bio-effectors. MP are present in circulating blood, tissues and many biological fluids...
November 10, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131082/aspirin-inhibits-platelet-derived-sphingosine-1-phosphate-induced-endothelial-cell-migration
#4
Amin Polzin, Betül Knoop, Andreas Böhm, Lisa Dannenberg, Mark Zurek, Tobias Zeus, Malte Kelm, Bodo Levkau, Bernhard H Rauch
BACKGROUND: Aspirin plays a crucial role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. We previously described that aspirin has effects beyond inhibition of platelet aggregation, as it inhibited thrombin-mediated release of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) from human platelets. S1P is a bioactive lipid with important functions on inflammation and apoptosis. In endothelial cells (EC), S1P is a key regulator of cell migration. In this study, we aimed to analyze the effects of aspirin on platelet-induced EC migration...
October 31, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130446/the-role-of-mucin-educated-platelet-activation-in-tumor-invasiveness-an-unfolding-concern-in-the-realm-of-cancer-biology
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EDITORIAL
Akbar Shoukat Ali, Arzoo Ajaz
Metastasis is a complex and well-coordinated phenotypic transformation of cancer cells governed by aberrant genetic and molecular pathways. It has been approved as the most consistent cause of cancer death. With emerging insight into the genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, progress has been made and reasonably large number of molecular pathways of metastasis has been forwarded, but our understanding of precise underlying molecular mechanisms remains largely scarce. It has been well-known for around a decade and more that platelets are intriguingly contributing to the cancer metastasis...
December 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128593/nanochitosan-enriched-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-electrospun-wound-dressing-membranes-a-fine-tuning-of-physicochemical-properties-hemocompatibility-and-curcumin-release-profile
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Reshmi Cr, Suja Ps, Manaf O, Sanu Pp, Sujith A
Nanochitosan (NC) enriched Poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibrous membranes were fabricated for controlled curcumin delivery and wound dressing. A significant increase in hydrophilicity, PBS sorption, and vapour transmission were observed by incorporation of NC in PCL. Hemolysis assay, blood clot kinetics and platelet adhesion studies on PCL/NC membrane confirmed the hemocompatibility of the scaffold. NC also imparts appropriate antibacterial activity and biocompatibility promising for a wound dressing material...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126756/-vascular-dysfunction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-implication-of-microparticules
#7
REVIEW
W Trzepizur, P Priou, N Meslier, T Urban, M C Martínez, R Andriantsitohaina, F Gagnadoux
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and stroke and promotes cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes and hypertension. OSA has also been proposed to have a direct proatherogenic effects. Recent studies have investigated the role of microparticles (MPs) in the atherogenic process. MPs are small plasma membrane vesicles that can be released by a variety of vascular or blood cells and that contain membrane and cytosolic elements...
November 7, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125132/chitosan-inhibits-platelet-mediated-clot-retraction-increases-platelet-derived-growth-factor-release-and-increases-residence-time-and-bioactivity-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-vivo
#8
Gabrielle Deprés-Tremblay, Anik Chevrier, Nicolas Tran-Khanh, Monica Nelea, Michael D Buschmann
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used to treat different orthopedic conditions, however, the clinical benefits of using PRP remain uncertain. Chitosan (CS)-PRP implants have been shown to improve meniscus, rotator cuff and cartilage repair in pre-clinical models. The purpose of this current study was to investigate in vitro and in vivo mechanisms of action of CS-PRP implants. Freeze-dried formulations containing 1% (w/v) CS (80% degree of deacetylation and number average molar mass 38 kDa), 1% (w/v) trehalose as a lyoprotectant and 42...
November 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
#9
Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122961/whole-body-heat-stress-and-exercise-stimulate-the-appearance-of-platelet-microvesicles-in-plasma-with-limited-influence-of-vascular-shear-stress
#10
Eurico N Wilhelm, José González-Alonso, Scott T Chiesa, Steven J Trangmar, Kameljit K Kalsi, Mark Rakobowchuk
Intense, large muscle mass exercise increases circulating microvesicles, but our understanding of microvesicle dynamics and mechanisms inducing their release remains limited. However, increased vascular shear stress is generally thought to be involved. Here, we manipulated exercise-independent and exercise-dependent shear stress using systemic heat stress with localized single-leg cooling (low shear) followed by single-leg knee extensor exercise with the cooled or heated leg (Study 1, n = 8) and whole-body passive heat stress followed by cycling (Study 2, n = 8)...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111157/sequential-delivery-of-vegf-fgf-2-and-pdgf-from-the-polymeric-system-enhance-huvecs-angiogenesis-in-vitro-and-cam-angiogenesis
#11
Yan Bai, Lijuan Bai, Jing Zhou, Huali Chen, Liangke Zhang
Angiogenesis is an organized series of events, beginning with vessel destabilization, followed by endothelial cell re-organization, and ending with vessel maturation. The formation of a mature vascular network requires precise spatial and temporal regulation of a large number of angiogenic factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). VEGF aids in vascular permeability and endothelial cell recruitment, FGF-2 activates endothelial cell proliferation and migration while PDGF stimulates vascular stability...
October 23, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107075/the-role-of-extracellular-histones-in-influenza-virus-pathogenesis
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Harshini K Ashar, Nathan C Mueller, Jennifer M Rudd, Timothy A Snider, Mallika Achanta, Maram Prasanthi, Sivasami Pulavendran, Paul G Thomas, Ramachandran Akhilesh, Jerry R Malayer, Jerry W Ritchey, Rachakatla Rajasekhar, Vincent Tk Chow, Charles T Esmon, Narasaraju Teluguakula
Although exaggerated host immune responses have been implicated in influenza-induced lung pathogenesis, the etiologic factors that contribute to these events are not completely understood. We previously demonstrated that neutrophil extracellular traps exacerbate pulmonary injury during influenza pneumonia. Histones are the major protein components of neutrophil extracellular traps and are known to have cytotoxic effects. Here, we examined the role of extracellular histones in lung pathogenesis during influenza...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104956/deletion-of-the-arp2-3-complex-in-megakaryocytes-leads-to-microthrombocytopenia-in-mice
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David S Paul, Caterina Casari, Congying Wu, Raymond Piatt, Swetha Pasala, Robert A Campbell, Kathryn O Poe, Dorsaf Ghalloussi, Robert H Lee, Jeremy D Rotty, Brian C Cooley, Kellie R Machlus, Joseph E Italiano, Andrew S Weyrich, James E Bear, Wolfgang Bergmeier
Actin reorganization regulates key processes in platelet activation. Here we examined the role of the Arp2/3 complex, an essential component in actin filament branching, in platelet function. The Arpc2 gene, encoding the p34 subunit of the Arp2/3 complex, was deleted in the megakaryocyte lineage (Arpc2(fl/fl)PF4-Cre). Deletion of the Arp2/3 complex resulted in marked microthrombocytopenia in mice, caused by premature platelet release into the bone marrow compartment and impaired platelet survival in circulation...
August 8, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104573/endothelial-regulator-of-calcineurin-1-promotes-barrier-integrity-and-modulates-histamine-induced-barrier-dysfunction-in-anaphylaxis
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Constanza Ballesteros-Martinez, Nerea Mendez-Barbero, Alma Montalvo-Yuste, Bettina M Jensen, Aída Gomez-Cardenosa, Lotte Klitfod, María Garrido-Arandia, Gloria Alvarez-Llamas, Carlos Pastor-Vargas, Fernando Vivanco, Lene Heise Garvey, Javier Cuesta-Herranz, Lars K Poulsen, Vanesa Esteban
Anaphylaxis, the most serious and life-threatening allergic reaction, produces the release of inflammatory mediators by mast cells and basophils. Regulator of calcineurin 1 (Rcan1) is a negative regulator of mast-cell degranulation. The action of mediators leads to vasodilation and an increase in vascular permeability, causing great loss of intravascular volume in a short time. Nevertheless, the molecular basis remains unexplored on the vascular level. We investigated Rcan1 expression induced by histamine, platelet-activating factor (PAF), and epinephrine in primary human vein (HV)-/artery (HA)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) and human dermal microvascular ECs (HMVEC-D)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101791/calpain-1-regulates-platelet-function-in-a-humanized-mouse-model-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Jennifer O Nwankwo, Thomas Gremmel, Anja J Gerrits, Farha J Mithila, Rod R Warburton, Nicholas S Hill, Yunzhe Lu, Lauren J Richey, Joseph A Jakubowski, Andrew L Frelinger, Athar H Chishti
One of the major contributors to sickle cell disease (SCD) pathobiology is the hemolysis of sickle red blood cells (RBCs), which release free hemoglobin and platelet agonists including adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP) into the plasma. While platelet activation/aggregation may promote tissue ischemia and pulmonary hypertension in SCD, modulation of sickle platelet dysfunction remains poorly understood. Calpain-1, a ubiquitous calcium-activated cysteine protease expressed in the hematopoietic cells, mediates aggregation of platelets in healthy mice...
October 26, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100775/adipose-stem-cells-incorporated-in-fibrin-clot-modulate-expression-of-growth-factors
#16
Kelsy R Siegel, Tracy N Clevenger, Dennis O Clegg, Duncan A Proctor, Christopher S Proctor
PURPOSE: To evaluate the platelet capture rate of whole blood fibrin clots and the expression, secretion, and retention of the growth factors vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) from fibrin clots and to determine how these levels may be modulated by allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). METHODS: Whole blood from 10 human volunteers was transferred to a clotting device and the platelet capture rate determined...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096582/peripheral-blood-plasma-clot-as-a-local-antimicrobial-drug-delivery-matrix
#17
Jan Gessmann, Dominik Seybold, Fahim Ayami, Elvira Peter, Hinnerk Baecker, Thomas Armin Schildhauer, Manfred Koeller
Platelet-free blood plasma clots were loaded either with antibiotics (vancomycin, gentamicin, or linezolid) at concentrations of 5-300 µg/ml or with silver ions (silver acetate) at concentrations of 3.3-129 µg/ml. The release of antibiotics or silver from the clot matrix was analyzed after repeated immersion of the plasma clots using reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) or atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). The antimicrobial activity was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, tissue cell compatibility was analyzed using human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC)...
November 2, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078099/neuromedin-u-potentiates-adp-and-epinephrine-induced-human-platelet-activation
#18
C Grippi, B Izzi, F Gianfagna, F Noro, E Falcinelli, A Di Pardo, E Amico, M B Donati, G de Gaetano, L Iacoviello, M F Hoylaerts, C Cerletti
Neuromedin U (NmU) is a pleiotropic hypothalamic neuropeptide involved in the gut-brain axis. It acts via both a Gαq/11-coupled receptor (NMUR1) and a Gαi-coupled receptor (NMUR2) in different cell types. Expression of both receptors was reported in platelets, but their significance for NmU signaling remains elusive. We studied the potential effects of NmU on human platelet activation. In platelet-rich plasma (PRP), NmU alone (up to 10μM) did not induce any measurable aggregation, but at nanomolar concentrations, it potentiated platelet aggregation by low (mean 0...
September 29, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071440/reduction-of-the-relative-centrifugal-force-influences-cell-number-and-growth-factor-release-within-injectable-prf-based-matrices
#19
Simon Wend, Alica Kubesch, Anna Orlowska, Sarah Al-Maawi, Niklas Zender, Andre Dias, Richard J Miron, Robert Sader, Patrick Booms, C James Kirkpatrick, Joseph Choukroun, Shahram Ghanaati
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a blood concentrate system obtained by centrifugation of peripheral blood. First PRF matrices exhibited solid fibrin scaffold, more recently liquid PRF-based matrix was developed by reducing the relative centrifugation force and time. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the influence of RCF (relative centrifugal force) on cell types and growth factor release within injectable PRF- in the range of 60-966 g using consistent centrifugation time. Numbers of cells was analyzed using automated cell counting (platelets, leukocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes) and histomorphometrically (CD 61, CD- 45, CD-15+, CD-68+, CD-3+ and CD-20)...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070980/components-in-plasma-derived-factor-viii-but-not-in-recombinant-factor-viii-downregulate-anti-inflammatory-surface-marker-cd163-in-human-macrophages-through-release-of-cxcl4-platelet-factor-4
#20
Anne Bertling, Martin F Brodde, Mayken Visser, Janina Treffon, Michelle Fennen, Anke C Fender, Reinhard Kelsch, Beate E Kehrel
BACKGROUND: Hemarthrosis, or bleeding into the joints, is a hallmark of hemophilia. Heme triggers oxidative stress, inflammation, and destruction of cartilage and bone. The haptoglobin-CD163-heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway circumvents heme toxicity through enzymatic degradation of heme and transcription of antioxidant genes. Plasma-derived factor concentrates contain many proteins that might impact on cellular pathways in joints, blood, and vessels. METHODS: Activation of platelets from healthy volunteers was assessed by flow cytometry analysis of fibrinogen binding and CD62P expression...
September 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
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