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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453790/amyloid-beta-1-40-is-associated-with-alterations-in-ng2-pericyte-population-ex-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Nina Schultz, Kristoffer Brännström, Elin Byman, Simon Moussaud, Henrietta M Nielsen, Anders Olofsson, Malin Wennström
The population of brain pericytes, a cell type important for vessel stability and blood brain barrier function, has recently been shown altered in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The underlying reason for this alteration is not fully understood, but progressive accumulation of the AD characteristic peptide amyloid-beta (Aβ) has been suggested as a potential culprit. In the current study, we show reduced number of hippocampal NG2+ pericytes and an association between NG2+ pericyte numbers and Aβ1-40 levels in AD patients...
February 17, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169241/gut-reactions-how-the-blood-brain-barrier-connects-the-microbiome-and-the-brain
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Aric F Logsdon, Michelle A Erickson, Elizabeth M Rhea, Therese S Salameh, William A Banks
A growing body of evidence indicates that the microbiome interacts with the central nervous system (CNS) and can regulate many of its functions. One mechanism for this interaction is at the level of the blood-brain barriers (BBBs). In this minireview, we examine the several ways the microbiome is known to interact with the CNS barriers. Bacteria can directly release factors into the systemic circulation or can translocate into blood. Once in the blood, the microbiome and its factors can alter peripheral immune cells to promote interactions with the BBB and ultimately with other elements of the neurovascular unit...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111891/regenerative-medicine-in-india-trends-and-challenges-in-innovation-and-regulation
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Shashank S Tiwari, Sujatha Raman, Paul Martin
The government of India has heavily promoted research and development in regenerative medicine together with domestic innovation and business development initiatives. Together, these promise a revolution in healthcare and public empowerment in India. Several national and transnational linkages have emerged to develop innovative capacity, most prominently in stem cell and cord blood banking, as well as in gene therapy, tissue engineering, biomaterials and 3D printing. However, challenges remain of achieving regulatory oversight, viable outputs and equitable impacts...
October 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967644/umbilical-cord-blood-banking-in-the-worldwide-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-system-perspectives-for-ukraine
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T O Kalynychenko
Significant progress in the promotion of procedural technologies associated with the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells caused a rapid increase in activity. The exchange of hematopoietic stem cells for unrelated donor transplantations is now much easier due to the relevant international professional structures and organizations established to support cooperation and standard setting, as well as rules for the functioning of both national donor registries and cord blood banks. These processes are increasing every year and are contributing to the outpacing rates of development in this area...
September 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914201/the-transport-mechanism-of-extracellular-vesicles-at-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Junichi Matsumoto, Tessandra Stewart, William A Banks, Jing Zhang
Recently, extracellular vesicles (EVs), like exosomes and microvesicles, have attracted attention as potent carriers of intercellular communication throughout the body, including the brain. They transmit biological signals from donor cells to recipient cells, and recent evidence suggests they may even carry such signals to distant destinations through peripheral circulation. In the central nervous system (CNS), EVs contribute to maintaining normal neuronal function, as well as to the pathological development of neurodegenerative diseases...
September 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577645/seroprevalence-cost-per-donation-and-reduction-in-blood-supply-due-to-positive-and-indeterminate-results-for-infectious-markers-in-a-blood-bank-in-lima-peru
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Jeel Moya-Salazar, Roberto Ubidia-Incio, Maritza Incio-Grande, Jorgelina L Blejer, Carlos A Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: Safety in Transfusion Medicine is subject to regulations and government legislation within a total quality framework. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of seroprevalence and indeterminate results on lost units and cost per donation. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed in the Blood Bank and Transfusion Therapy Department of the Hospital Central de la Policia Nacional del Perú in Lima, Peru. All completed donations (replacement/voluntary) without complications were included in this study...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488967/purinergic-control-of-red-blood-cell-metabolism-novel-strategies-to-improve-red-cell-storage-quality
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REVIEW
Kaiqi Sun, Angelo D'alessandro, Yang Xia
Transfusion of stored blood is regarded as one of the great advances in modern medicine. However, during storage in the blood bank, red blood cells (RBCs) undergo a series of biochemical and biomechanical changes that affect cell morphology and physiology and potentially impair transfusion safety and efficacy. Despite reassuring evidence from clinical trials, it is universally accepted that the storage lesion(s) results in the altered physiology of long-stored RBCs and helps explain the rapid clearance of up to one-fourth of long-stored RBCs from the recipient's bloodstream at 24 hours after administration...
October 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413425/association-of-retinol-binding-protein-4-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-first-degree-relatives-of-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Marjan Tabesh, Atsa Noroozi, Masood Amini, Awat Feizi, Sahar Saraf-Bank, Maryam Zare
BACKGROUND: Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is known to regulate lipid and glucose metabolism and insulin resistance. The influences of RBP4 on metabolic syndrome (MS) are still unclear. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between serum levels of RBP4 and MS components in first-degree relations of type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed within the framework of the diabetes prevention project in Isfahan...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397097/blood-brain-barriers-in-obesity
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Elizabeth M Rhea, Therese S Salameh, Aric F Logsdon, Angela J Hanson, Michelle A Erickson, William A Banks
After decades of rapid increase, the rate of obesity in adults in the USA is beginning to slow and the rate of childhood obesity is stabilizing. Despite these improvements, the obesity epidemic continues to be a major health and financial burden. Obesity is associated with serious negative health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and, more recently, cognitive decline and various neurodegenerative dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. In the past decade, major advancements have contributed to the understanding of the role of the central nervous system (CNS) in the development of obesity and how peripheral hormonal signals modulate CNS regulation of energy homeostasis...
July 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391986/gene-products-promoting-remyelination-are-up-regulated-in-a-cell-therapy-product-manufactured-from-banked-human-cord-blood
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Paula Scotland, Susan Buntz, Pamela Noeldner, Arjun Saha, Tracy Gentry, Joanne Kurtzberg, Andrew E Balber
BACKGROUND AIMS: DUOC-01, a cell product being developed to treat demyelinating conditions, is composed of macrophages that arise from CD14(+) monocytes in the mononuclear cell (MNC) population of banked cord blood (CB). This article demonstrates that expression of multiple gene products that promote remyelination is rapidly up-regulated during manufacturing of DUOC-01 from either MNC or purified CB CD14(+) monocytes. METHODS: Cell cultures were initiated with MNC or with immunoselected CD14(+) monocytes isolated from the same CB unit...
April 5, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332632/loss-of-chromosome-y-leads-to-down-regulation-of-kdm5d-and-kdm6c-epigenetic-modifiers-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Madeleine Arseneault, Jean Monlong, Naveen S Vasudev, Ruhina S Laskar, Maryam Safisamghabadi, Patricia Harnden, Lars Egevad, Nazanin Nourbehesht, Pudchalaluck Panichnantakul, Ivana Holcatova, Antonin Brisuda, Vladimir Janout, Helena Kollarova, Lenka Foretova, Marie Navratilova, Dana Mates, Viorel Jinga, David Zaridze, Anush Mukeria, Pouria Jandaghi, Paul Brennan, Alvis Brazma, Jorg Tost, Ghislaine Scelo, Rosamonde E Banks, Mark Lathrop, Guillaume Bourque, Yasser Riazalhosseini
Recent genomic studies of sporadic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have uncovered novel driver genes and pathways. Given the unequal incidence rates among men and women (male:female incidence ratio approaches 2:1), we compared the genome-wide distribution of the chromosomal abnormalities in both sexes. We observed a higher frequency for the somatic recurrent chromosomal copy number variations (CNVs) of autosomes in male subjects, whereas somatic loss of chromosome X was detected exclusively in female patients (17...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295356/red-blood-cell-metabolic-responses-to-refrigerated-storage-rejuvenation-and-frozen-storage
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Angelo D'Alessandro, Alan D Gray, Zbigniew M Szczepiorkowski, Kirk Hansen, Louise H Herschel, Larry J Dumont
BACKGROUND: Storage of red blood cells (RBCs) under blood bank conditions promotes metabolic modulation within the RBC. This "metabolic storage lesion" may affect the quality and safety of the transfused RBCs. The aim of this study is to determine the metabolic changes in stored RBCs over 42 days of routine storage followed by a US Food and Drug Administration-approved method of rejuvenation, freezing, and preparation for transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We exploited a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach to monitor 42-day-stored citrate phosphate dextrose/AS-1 RBCs (n = 29) that were rejuvenated, glycerolized and frozen, then thawed and deglycerolized, and held for 24 hours at 1 to 6ºC in saline-glucose...
April 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208668/redox-proteomics-and-platelet-activation-understanding-the-redox-proteome-to-improve-platelet-quality-for-transfusion
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REVIEW
Giona Sonego, Mélanie Abonnenc, Jean-Daniel Tissot, Michel Prudent, Niels Lion
Blood banks use pathogen inactivation (PI) technologies to increase the safety of platelet concentrates (PCs). The characteristics of PI-treated PCs slightly differ from those of untreated PCs, but the underlying reasons are not well understood. One possible cause is the generation of oxidative stress during the PI process. This is of great interest since reactive oxygen species (ROS) act as second messengers in platelet functions. Furthermore, there are links between protein oxidation and phosphorylation, another mechanism that is critical for cell regulation...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011392/selective-induction-of-p-glycoprotein-at-the-cns-barriers-during-symptomatic-stage-of-an-als-animal-model
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Gary N Y Chan, Rebecca A Evans, David B Banks, Emily V Mesev, David S Miller, Ronald E Cannon
P-glycoprotein (P-gp), Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) residing at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) are major obstacles for drug delivery to the Central Nervous System (CNS). Disease-induced changes of these xenobiotic transporters at the CNS barriers have been previously documented. Changes in the functional expression of these transporters at the CNS barriers would limit the clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents targeting the CNS...
February 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917495/usefulness-of-nucleic-acid-testing-to-reduce-risk-of-hepatitis-b-virus-transfusion-transmitted-infection-in-argentina-high-rate-of-recent-infections
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Sebastián Blanco, Marcos César Balangero, Mildre Cledy Valle, Oscar Luis Montini, Luis Horacio Carrizo, Sandra Verónica Gallego
BACKGROUND: Results from 10-year experience using nucleic acid test (NAT) screening in a blood bank of Córdoba are presented, showing the first data on prevalence of recent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections and occult HBV infections (OBIs) in Argentina. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Molecular screening was performed by COBAS AmpliScreen human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1) test Version 1.5 and COBAS AmpliScreen hepatitis C virus (HCV) test Version 2.0 and COBAS TaqScreen MPX and MPX Version 2...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887864/optimization-of-cgmp-purification-and-expansion-of-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-t-regulatory-cells-in-support-of-first-in-human-clinical-trials
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David H McKenna, Darin Sumstad, Diane M Kadidlo, Bjorn Batdorf, Colin J Lord, Sarah C Merkel, Christine M Koellner, Julie M Curtsinger, Carl H June, James L Riley, Bruce L Levine, Jeffrey S Miller, Claudio G Brunstein, John E Wagner, Bruce R Blazar, Keli L Hippen
BACKGROUND AIMS: Thymic-derived regulatory T cells (tTreg) are critical regulators of the immune system. Adoptive tTreg transfer is a curative therapy for murine models of autoimmunity, graft rejection, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We previously completed a "first-in-human" clinical trial using in vitro expanded umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived tTreg to prevent GVHD in patients undergoing UCB hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). tTreg were safe and demonstrated clinical efficacy, but low yield prevented further dose escalation...
February 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807848/properties-of-donated-red-blood-cell-components-from-patients-with-hereditary-hemochromatosis
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Caroline Sut, Hind Hamzeh-Cognasse, Sandrine Laradi, Vincent Bost, Christine Aubrège, Sophie Acquart, Martine Vignal, Nadia Boutahar, Charles Antoine Arthaud, Marie Ange Eyraud, Bruno Pozzetto, Pierre Tiberghien, Olivier Garraud, Fabrice Cognasse
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBCs) contain large amounts of iron, and periodic therapeutic phlebotomy is thus the main treatment for hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). However, the donation of therapeutic phlebotomy products from asymptomatic patients for transfusion purposes remains controversial. In this study, we compared the quality of RBCs obtained from HH patients with those of non-HH RBCs, within the allowed 42-day storage period. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: RBCs were obtained from HH patient donors and random regular blood donors by whole blood collection...
January 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699230/a-cord-blood-monocyte-derived-cell-therapy-product-accelerates-brain-remyelination
#18
Arjun Saha, Susan Buntz, Paula Scotland, Li Xu, Pamela Noeldner, Sachit Patel, Amy Wollish, Aruni Gunaratne, Tracy Gentry, Jesse Troy, Glenn K Matsushima, Joanne Kurtzberg, Andrew E Balber
Microglia and monocytes play important roles in regulating brain remyelination. We developed DUOC-01, a cell therapy product intended for treatment of demyelinating diseases, from banked human umbilical cord blood (CB) mononuclear cells. Immunodepletion and selection studies demonstrated that DUOC-01 cells are derived from CB CD14(+) monocytes. We compared the ability of freshly isolated CB CD14(+) monocytes and DUOC-01 cells to accelerate remyelination of the brains of NOD/SCID/IL2Rγ(null) mice following cuprizone feeding-mediated demyelination...
August 18, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658344/transfusion-medicine-in-the-formosa-fun-coast-water-park-explosion-the-role-of-combined-tissue-and-blood-banking
#19
REVIEW
Chih-Chun Chang, Chin-Chuan Yeh, Fang-Yeh Chu
The Formosa Fun Coast explosion, occurring in a recreational water park located in the Northern Taiwan on 27 June 2015, made 499 people burn-injured. For those who had severe burn trauma, surgical intervention and fluid resuscitation were necessary, and potential blood transfusion therapy could be initiated, especially during and after broad escharotomy. Here, we reviewed the literature regarding transfusion medicine and skin grafting as well as described the practicing experience of combined tissue and blood bank in the burn disaster in Taiwan...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622800/seroprevalence-of-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-in-blood-bank-donors-at-fundaci%C3%A3-n-valle-del-lili-cali-colombia-2008-2014
#20
Carmenza Macía, Sandra Vargas, Ana María Mora, Ashly Melissa Sarmiento, Robinson Pacheco, Fernando Rosso
INTRODUCTION: Human lymphotropic virus (HTLV I/II) is a retrovirus that is prevalent across the Colombian Pacific coast, and is potentially transmissible by transfusion. Blood bank screening has been regulated since 2004, in order to reduce transmission of HTLV I/II through donation. Information on the seroprevalence of the virus in southwestern Colombia is limited.  OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence and the behavior of reactivity to HTLV I/II before and after the introduction of Western blot, and the comorbidity of HTLV and other infectious markers in donors from a blood bank in Cali, Colombia...
February 11, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
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