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Doaa Abdelmageed El Faham, Mohamed Amr Hussein Elnoury, Mona Ibraheim Morsy, Marwa Abdelmoneim El Shaer, Ghada Mohammed Nour Eldin, Osama Mahmoud Azmy
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in photobiomodulation to promote healing, regenerate, and restore tissue function. Women with persistent thin endometrium were assumed to encounter diminished activity in the regenerative and functional capacity of their endometrium. The aim of this study was to examine the ability of LLLT in 635 nm wavelength to enhance the proliferation and gene expression of in vitro cultured endometrial cells. Single (SE) versus multiple exposures (ME) to LLLT were examined in the study groups and compared to controls...
March 15, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Yuriy I Grinshtein, Aleksandra A Kosinova, Igor Y Grinshtein, Tatyana N Subbotina, Andrey A Savchenko
AIM: To determine if there is an association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): rs2046934, rs1126643, rs5918, rs6065, rs4244285; rs4986893 and the occurrence of cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 130 CABG patients with stable angina grades II-IV. After CABG 69 of the patients were treated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) alone, and 61 received dual antiplatelet therapy (ASA+clopidogrel)...
February 20, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Lei Hu, Ming-de Zang, He-Xiao Wang, Bao-Gui Zhang, Zhen-Qiang Wang, Zhi-Yuan Fan, Huo Wu, Jian-Fang Li, Li-Ping Su, Min Yan, Zhi-Qiang Zhu, Qiu-Meng Yang, Qiang Huang, Bing-Ya Liu, Zheng-Gang Zhu
Tumor metastasis is the leading cause of death in patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC). Limited therapeutic regimens are available for this condition, which is associated with a poor prognosis, and the mechanisms underlying tumor metastasis remain unclear. In the present study, increased histone methyltransferase G9A expression in GC tissues correlated with advanced stage and shorter overall survival, and in vitro and in vivo experiments revealed that G9A promoted tumor invasion and metastasis. Moreover, we observed that Reg IV induced G9A via the p-ERK/p-SP1 pathway...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Loredana Bury, Eva Zetterberg, Eva B Leinoe, Emanuela Falcinelli, Alessandro Marturano, Giorgia Manni, Alan T Nurden, Paolo Gresele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2018: Haematologica
Yumi Umeno, Sachiko Ogasawara, Jun Akiba, Satoshi Hattori, Hironori Kusano, Osamu Nakashima, Hironori Koga, Takuji Torimura, Ryoji Yamakawa, Hirohisa Yano
Portal vein invasion (PVI) is a major prognostic factor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to identify molecules that regulate PVI. Sections of cancerous tissue, paired noncancerous tissue and the PVI area were collected from 3 frozen HCC sections, using laser microdissection. The present study focused on 3 upregulated molecules, integrin β3 (ITGB3), secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) and regulator of G-protein signaling 5 (RGS5), and 2 molecules that were downregulated in PVI tissue compared with cancer tissue, metallothionein 1G (MT1G) and metallothionein 1H (MT1H), as determined by cDNA microarray analysis...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Xavier Pillois, Pierre Peters, Karin Segers, Alan T Nurden
BACKGROUND: Studies on the inherited bleeding disorder, Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT), have helped define the role of the αIIbβ3 integrin in platelet aggregation. Stable bent αIIbβ3 undergoes conformation changes on activation allowing fibrinogen binding and its taking an extended form. The αIIb genu assures the fulcrum of the bent state. Our goal was to determine how structural changes induced by missense mutations in the αIIb genu define GT phenotype. METHODS: Sanger sequencing of ITGA2B and ITGB3 in the index case followed by in silico modeling of all known GT-causing missense mutations extending from the lower part of the β-propeller, and through the thigh and upper calf-1 domains...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
Marta Sesé, Pedro Fuentes, Anna Esteve-Codina, Eva Béjar, Kimberley McGrail, George Thomas, Trond Aasen, Santiago Ramón Y Cajal
Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in women and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic drugs targeting aggressive and metastatic subtypes, such as hormone-refractory triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Control of protein synthesis is vital to cell growth and tumour progression and permits increased resistance to therapy and cellular stress. Hypoxic cancer cells attain invasive and metastatic properties and chemotherapy resistance, but the regulation and role of protein synthesis in this setting is poorly understood...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Naohiro Miyashita, Masahiro Onozawa, Koji Hayasaka, Takahiro Yamada, Ohsuke Migita, Kenichiro Hata, Kohei Okada, Hideki Goto, Masao Nakagawa, Daigo Hashimoto, Kaoru Kahata, Takeshi Kondo, Shinji Kunishima, Takanori Teshima
We identified a novel heterozygous ITGB3 p.T720del mutation in a pedigree with macrothrombocytopenia exhibiting aggregation dysfunction. Platelet aggregation induced by ADP and collagen was significantly reduced, while ristocetin aggregation was normal. Integrin αIIbβ3 was partially activated in a resting status, but platelet expression of αIIbβ3 was downregulated. Functional analysis using a cell line showed spontaneous phosphorylation of FAK in αIIb/β3 (p.T720del)-transfected 293T cells in suspension conditions...
January 29, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Silje Johansen, Annette K Brenner, Sushma Bartaula-Brevik, Håkon Reikvam, Øystein Bruserud
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive bone marrow malignancy where the immature leukemia cells communicate with neighboring cells through constitutive cytokine release and through their cell surface adhesion molecules. The primary AML cells express various integrins. These heterodimeric molecules containing an α and a β chain are cell surface molecules that bind extracellular matrix molecules, cell surface molecules and soluble mediators. The β3 integrin (ITGB3) chain can form heterodimers only with the two α chains αIIb and αV...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Mazin Gh Al-Asadi, Grace Brindle, Marcos Castellanos, Sean T May, Ken I Mills, Nigel H Russell, Claire H Seedhouse, Monica Pallis
Dormant leukaemia initiating cells in the bone marrow niche are a crucial therapeutic target for total eradication of acute myeloid leukaemia. To study this cellular subset we created and validated an in vitro model employing the cell line TF-1a, treated with Transforming Growth Factor β1 (TGFβ1) and a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor. The treated cells showed decreases in total RNA, Ki-67 and CD71, increased aldehyde dehydrogenase activity, forkhead box 03A (FOX03A) nuclear translocation and growth inhibition, with no evidence of apoptosis or differentiation...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Paquita Nurden, Jean-Claude Bordet, Xavier Pillois, Alan T Nurden
A novel heterozygous ITGB3 Leu718del shows loss of synchronization between the intracytoplasmic tail of β3 with that of αIIb.Decreased activation of αIIbβ3 accompanies enlarged platelets that contain giant granules and give a poor aggregation response.
March 14, 2017: Blood Advances
Hiromasa Wakui, Sayaka Fuseya, Riku Suzuki, Miki Shimbo, Risa Okada, Mitchito Hamada, Akihiro Kuno, Kozue Hagiwara, Takashi Sato, Hisashi Narimatsu, Takashi Kudo, Satoru Takahashi
The core 1 β1,3-galactosyltransferase-specific molecular chaperon (Cosmc) is essential for the synthesis of the core 1 structure of mucin-type O-glycans. To clarify the physiological role of core 1-derived O-glycans in macrophages, we exploited the LysM-Cre transgene to generate a conditional Cosmc mutant allele (conditional Cosmc knockout; cKO) in myeloid cells. cKO mice developed normally with no gross phenotypic abnormalities or abnormal peripheral blood counts. Resident peritoneal macrophages (rpMacs) of cKO mice exhibited impaired engulfment of apoptotic cells but showed normal macrophage differentiation and counts...
December 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Keren Oved, Luba Farberov, Avial Gilam, Ifat Israel, Danielle Haguel, David Gurwitz, Noam Shomron
Background: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs are the first-line of treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) but are effective in <70% of patients. Our earlier genome-wide studies indicated that two genes encoding for cell adhesion proteins, close homolog of L1 ( CHL1 ) and integrin beta-3 ( ITGB3 ), and microRNAs, miR-151a-3p and miR-221/222, are implicated in the variable sensitivity and response of human lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL) from unrelated individuals to SSRI drugs...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Ning Zhang, Dening Ma, Lu Wang, Xiaodong Zhu, Qi Pan, Yiming Zhao, Weiping Zhu, Jiamin Zhou, Longrong Wang, Zongtao Chai, Jianyang Ao, Huichuan Sun, Zhaoyou Tang
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one of the standards of care for early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, rapid progression of residual tumor after RFA has been confirmed. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of this phenomenon. Human HCC cell lines HCCLM3 and HepG2 were employed to establish insufficient RFA models in vivo and in vitro, respectively. The effects of insufficient RFA on metastatic potential of residual tumors were evaluated. The molecular changes after insufficient RFA were evaluated by PCR array, western blot, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry...
2017: Journal of Cancer
K Fixter, D J Rabbolini, B Valecha, M-C Morel-Kopp, S Gabrielli, Q Chen, W S Stevenson, C M Ward
INTRODUCTION: Mean platelet volume (MPV) assists the differential diagnosis of inherited thrombocytopenia (IT) but lacks standardisation and varies between automated analysers. Classification of IT based on mean platelet diameter (MPD) has been proposed by an international collaborative study but has not been validated. METHODS: To assess the applicability of MPD to classify forms of IT, digital images of blood films from patients with established genetic causes for IT were generated, and the MPD measured (ZEISS Axio-scanner and Image J software) by a blinded reviewer...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Alan T Nurden, Xavier Pillois
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Platelets
Manoel Francisco de Sá Filho, Angela Maria Gonella-Diaza, Mariana Sponchiado, Marcio Ferreira Mendanha, Guilherme Pugliesi, Roney Dos Santos Ramos, Sónia Cristina da Silva Andrade, Gustavo Gasparin, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Fernando Silveira Mesquita, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli, Mario Binelli
Background: This study evaluated the impact of hormonal modulation at the onset of proestrus on ovarian response and uterine gene expression of beef cows. Methods: A total of 172 anestrous beef cows were assigned to one of four groups according to the treatment with estradiol cypionate (ECP) and/or equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) [CON (n = 43), ECP (n = 43), eCG (n = 44) and ECP + eCG (n = 42)]. Results: ECP-treated cows (ECP and ECP + eCG groups) presented greater occurrence of estrus (44...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Marie Favier, Jean-Claude Bordet, Remi Favier, Vasiliki Gkalea, Xavier Pillois, Philippe Rameau, Najet Debili, Marie-Christine Alessi, Paquita Nurden, Hana Raslova, Alan Nurden
Rare gain-of-function mutations within the ITGA2B or ITGB3 genes have been recognized to cause macrothrombocytopenia (MTP). Here we report three new families with autosomal dominant (AD) MTP, two harboring the same mutation of ITGA2B, αIIbR995W, and a third family with an ITGB3 mutation, β3D723H. In silico analysis shows how the two mutated amino acids directly modify the salt bridge linking the intra-cytoplasmic part of αIIb to β3 of the integrin αIIbβ3. For all affected patients, the bleeding syndrome and MTP was mild to moderate...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
Ahmad Kazemi, Hassan Abolghasemi, Shima Kazemzadeh, Reza Vahidi, Mohammad Faranoush, Alireza Farsinejad, Fereydoun Ala
: Quantitative and/or qualitative defects of the platelet membrane glycoprotein IIb/IIIa complex lead to the clinical entity of Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. A large variety of mutations and polymorphisms are responsible for the aberrant expression and defective activity of this heterodimeric complex. The current study aimed to determine the pattern of mutations among Iranian population with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. A total of 20 patients with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia have been evaluated. All exons and splice sites of ITGA2B and ITGB3 genes were amplified using touchdown PCR...
December 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Michael R Dohn, Christopher G Kooker, Lisa Bastarache, Tammy Jessen, Capria Rinaldi, Seth Varney, Matthew D Mazalouskas, Hope Pan, Kendra H Oliver, Digna R Velez Edwards, James S Sutcliffe, Joshua C Denny, Ana M D Carneiro
Engagement of integrins by the extracellular matrix initiates signaling cascades that drive a variety of cellular functions, including neuronal migration and axonal pathfinding in the brain. Multiple lines of evidence link the ITGB3 gene encoding the integrin β3 subunit with the serotonin (5-HT) system, likely via its modulation of the 5-HT transporter (SERT). The ITGB3 coding polymorphism Leu33Pro (rs5918, PlA2 ) produces hyperactive αvβ3 receptors that influence whole-blood 5-HT levels and may influence the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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