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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912068/angiogenic-imbalance-and-diminished-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-underlie-regional-decreases-in-uteroplacental-vascularization-and-feto-placental-growth-in-hypertensive-pregnancy
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Carlos A Dias-Junior, Juanjuan Chen, Ning Cui, Charles L Chiang, Minglin Zhu, Zongli Ren, Jose S Possomato-Vieira, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is a form of hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) with unclear mechanism. Generalized reduction of uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) could be an initiating event leading to uteroplacental ischemia, angiogenic imbalance, and HTN-Preg. Additional regional differences in uteroplacental blood flow could further affect the pregnancy outcome and increase the risk of preeclampsia in twin or multiple pregnancy, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. To test the hypothesis that regional differences in angiogenic balance and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) underlie regional uteroplacental vascularization and feto-placental development, we compared fetal and placental growth, and placental and myoendometrial vascularization in the proximal, middle and distal regions of the uterus (in relation to the iliac bifurcation) in normal pregnant (Preg) and RUPP rats...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904208/genome-wide-screen-of-gamma-secretase-mediated-intramembrane-cleavage-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases
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Johannes A M Merilahti, Veera K Ojala, Anna M Knittle, Arto T Pulliainen, Klaus Elenius
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) have been demonstrated to signal via regulated intramembrane proteolysis (RIP), in which ectodomain shedding and subsequent intramembrane cleavage by gamma-secretase leads to release of a soluble intracellular receptor fragment with functional activity. For most RTKs, however, it is not known whether they can exploit this new signaling mechanism or not. Here we used a system-wide screen to address the frequency of susceptibility to gamma-secretase cleavage among human RTKs. The screen covering 45 of the 55 human RTKs identified 12 new as well as all 9 previously published gamma-secretase substrates...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903888/serum-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-markers-in-pregnant-women-with-placenta-percreta
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Hacer Uyanıkoğlu, Adnan İncebıyık, Ahmet B Turp, Güler Çakmak, Sibel Sak, Neşe G Hilali
BACKGROUNDS: Placenta percreta (PP) is the morbidly adherent form of placental invasion abnormalities. The pathology that underlies the PP is poorly understood. AIMS: To compare the levels of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), placental growth factor (PlGF), and soluble fms like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) in pregnant women with PP and control group. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Twenty two women who underwent cesarean section (CS) due to PP and 22 women who underwent CS for other obstetric reasons were included in this study...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892314/-use-of-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-preeclampsia-a-monocentric-retrospective-analysis
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L Verbeurgt, F Chantraine, J De Marchin, J-M Minon, M Nisolle
Soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) is an anti-angiogenic factor released in higher amounts in preeclampsia and implicated in endothelial dysfunction. sFlt-1/PlGF ratio is used in the prediction of preeclampsia. An sFlt-1/PlGF ratio inferior to 38 predicts the short-term absence of preeclampsia. A ratio ? 85 (early-onset PE) or ? 110 (late-onset of PE) could diagnose preeclampsia. In this study, sFlt-1/PlGF ratio has been measured in 183 patients. Sixty-seven preeclampsia have been diagnosed preeclamptic at delivery...
September 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889770/angiogenic-factors-for-prediction-of-preeclampsia-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-onset-in-high-risk-women-angiopred-study
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Tiphaine Raia-Barjat, Carole Prieux, Jean-Christophe Gris, Céline Chapelle, Silvy Laporte, Céline Chauleur
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to compare the level of two angiogenic factors, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), for the prediction of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction in high-risk pregnant women. METHODS: A prospective multicenter cohort study of 200 pregnant patients was conducted between June 2008 and October 2010. sFlt1 and sEng, were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: Forty-five patients developed a placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcome...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867315/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-sflt-1-and-risk-of-cerebral-vasospasm-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Christoph J Griessenauer, Michelle H Chua, Khalid A Hanafy, Yaw Tachie Baffour, Ruiya Chen, Robert H LeBlanc, Apar S Patel, Mohamed Salem, S Ananth Karumanchi, Dihua Xu, Ravi Thadhani, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
INTRODUCTION: The molecular mechanisms underlying cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that circulating anti-angiogenic factors, such as soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and soluble transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) co-receptor, soluble endoglin (sEng), are important markers of their pathophysiology. METHODS: We performed a prospective study in aSAH patients and measured cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum levels of sFlt-1 and sEng on post-bleed day 1 and 6 and correlated levels with incidence and severity of cerebral vasospasm and DCI...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851242/evaluation-of-agreement-of-placental-growth-factor-plgf-tests-and-the-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-comparison-of-predictive-accuracy-for-pre-eclampsia-and-relation-to-uterine-artery-doppler-and-response-to-aspirin
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Kate Navaratnam, Patricia Abreu, Helen Clarke, Andrea Jorgensen, Ana Alfirevic, Zarko Alfirevic
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate agreement between PlGF and sFlt-1/PlGF ratio tests and compare their predictive accuracy for pre-eclampsia in high-risk women. Also, to examine for associations of abnormal PlGF or sFlt-1/PlGF ratio with abnormal uterine artery Doppler and platelet response to aspirin. METHODS: Prospective cohort study, 150 pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia prescribed 75 mg aspirin daily. Uterine artery Dopplers were assessed at 20(+0)-23(+6) weeks...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841572/use-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-to-rule-out-preeclampsia-requiring-delivery-in-women-with-suspected-disease-is-the-evidence-reproducible
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Enric Sabrià, Paloma Lequerica-Fernández, Paula Lafuente Ganuza, Edwin Eguia Ángeles, Ana I Escudero, Eduardo Martínez-Morillo, Francisco V Alvárez
BACKGROUND: Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio has been proven to predict preeclampsia occurrence. METHODS: Blood samples from 195 pregnant women with suspected preeclampsia were obtained at obstetric triage admission or from the high-risk pregnancy outpatient office. Serum PlGF and sFlt-1 were measured by an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) on the immunoanalyser Cobas e601 (Roche Diagnostics) and the corresponding ratio was calculated...
August 25, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830678/expression-and-purification-of-functional-insulin-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-holoreceptors-from-mammalian-cells
#9
Richard J Delle Bovi, W Todd Miller
The insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) are receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) involved in the regulation of many important cellular processes. The current proposed models of activation are derived from structural studies using soluble extracellular domains and cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domains. Preparations of full length IR and IGF1R have been hampered by the need for unconventional affinity chromatography resins and/or harsh eluting conditions. Here, we present a purification protocol to obtain full-length, detergent solubilized IR and IGF1R at quantities suitable for biochemical and structural characterization...
August 19, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820409/-the-role-of-angiogenic-factors-in-the-diagnostics-of-pregnancy-complicated-with-preeclampsia
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I Tagiyeva, S Aliyeva, S Bagirova, N Shamsadinskaya, K Agaeva
The pathophysiology of preeclampsia remains largely unknown. It has been hypothesized that placental ischemia is an early event, leading to placental production of a soluble factor or factors that cause maternal endothelial dysfunction, resulting in the clinical findings of hypertension, proteinuria, and edema. Here, we confirm that placental soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt1), an antagonist of vascular growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PIGF), is upregulated in preeclampsia, leading to increased systemic levels of sFlt1...
July 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808303/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-results-in-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum-in-a-syk-dependent-manner
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Ya-Qi Lu, Shan Zhong, Nan Meng, Yin-Ping Fan, Wang-Xian Tang
Granulomatous and fibrosing inflammation in response to soluble egg antigen (SEA) from Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) is the main pathological process of S. japonicum infection. Inflammasome activation has recently been implicated in the pathogenesis of liver disease. However, the role of inflammasome activation in schistosomiasis-associated liver fibrosis (SSLF) has not been extensively studied. In this study, it is demonstrated that the NLRP3 inflammasome is markedly activated in mouse HSCs both in vivo and in vitro during S...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798085/the-association-of-falling-insulin-requirements-with-maternal-biomarkers-and-placental-dysfunction-a-prospective-study-of-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes-in-pregnancy
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Suja Padmanabhan, Vincent W Lee, Mark Mclean, Neil Athayde, Valeria Lanzarone, Qemer Khoshnow, Michael J Peek, N Wah Cheung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of falling insulin requirements (FIR) among women with pre-existing diabetes with adverse obstetric outcomes and maternal biomarkers longitudinally in pregnancy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A multicenter prospective cohort study of 158 women (41 with type 1 diabetes and 117 with type 2 diabetes) was conducted. Women with FIR of ≥15% from the peak total daily dose after 20 weeks gestation were considered case subjects (n = 32)...
August 10, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794269/the-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-signaling-cascade-and-integrin-trafficking-converge-at-patterned-ligand-surfaces
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Devin L Wakefield, David Holowka, Barbara Baird
We examined the spatial targeting of early and downstream signaling mediated by the IgE receptor (FcεRI) in RBL mast cells utilizing surface-patterned 2,4 dinitrophenyl (DNP) ligands. Micron-sized features of DNP are presented as densely immobilized conjugates of bovine serum albumin (DNP-BSA) or mobile in a supported lipid bilayer (DNP-SLB). Although soluble anti-DNP IgE binds uniformly across features for both pattern types, IgE bound to FcεRI on cells shows distinctive distributions: uniform for DNP-SLB and edge-concentrated for DNP-BSA...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737473/association-between-the-high-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-to-placental-growth-factor-ratio-and-adverse-outcomes-in-asymptomatic-women-with-early-onset-fetal-growth-restriction
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Satoshi Shinohara, Yuzo Uchida, Mayuko Kasai, Rei Sunami
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the high soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) to placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio is associated with adverse outcomes (e.g., HELLP syndrome [hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets], severe hypertension uncontrolled by medication, non-reassuring fetal status, placental abruption, pulmonary edema, growth arrest, maternal death, or fetal death) and a shorter duration to delivery in early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Thirty-four women with FGR diagnosed at <34...
July 24, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728509/do-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-contribute-to-accelerated-cardiovascular-events-seen-in-young-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
M C Soh, C Nelson-Piercy, M Westgren, L McCowan, D Pasupathy
Cardiovascular events (CVEs) are prevalent in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and it is the young women who are disproportionately at risk. The risk factors for accelerated cardiovascular disease remain unclear, with multiple studies producing conflicting results. In this paper, we aim to address both traditional and SLE-specific risk factors postulated to drive the accelerated vascular disease in this cohort. We also discuss the more recent hypothesis that adverse pregnancy outcomes in the form of maternal-placental syndrome and resultant preterm delivery could potentially contribute to the CVEs seen in young women with SLE who have fewer traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726562/gene-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Nicholas A Moore, Peter Bracha, Rehan M Hussain, Nuria Morral, Thomas A Ciulla
In neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD), gene therapy to chronically express anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins could ameliorate the treatment burden of chronic intravitreal therapy and improve limited visual outcomes associated with 'real world' undertreatment. Areas covered: In this review, the authors assess the evolution of gene therapy for AMD. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors can transduce retinal pigment epithelium; one such early application was a phase I trial of AAV2-delivered pigment epithelium derived factor gene in advanced nAMD...
October 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719896/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-with-the-aid-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-singleton-pregnancies
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Ignacio Herraiz, Elisa Llurba, Stefan Verlohren, Alberto Galindo
Preeclampsia (PE) is involved in a group of obstetrical conditions closely related by the presence of placental dysfunction (PD), which also includes intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption. The timely and accurate recognition and management of PE are often challenging because diagnostic criteria are still based on nonspecific signs and symptoms and because common severity criteria correlate poorly with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The discovery of the role of angiogenesis-related factors - soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) - in the underlying pathophysiology of PD has marked an important step for improving its early diagnosis and prognosis assessment before gestational week 34...
July 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716993/low-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-endoglin-and-endothelin-1-levels-in-women-with-confirmed-or-suspected-preeclampsia-using-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Langeza Saleh, Raaho Samantar, Ingrid M Garrelds, Anton H van den Meiracker, Willy Visser, A H Jan Danser
Patients with preeclampsia display elevated placenta-derived sFlt-1 (soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1) and endoglin levels and decreased placental growth factor levels. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease trophoblast sFlt-1 and endoglin secretion in vitro. PPIs are used during pregnancy to combat reflux disease. Here, we investigated whether PPIs affect sFlt-1 in women with confirmed/suspected preeclampsia, making use of a prospective cohort study involving 430 women. Of these women, 40 took PPIs (6 esomeprazole, 32 omeprazole, and 2 pantoprazole) for 8 to 45 (median 29) days before sFlt-1 measurement...
September 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711724/neurotrophic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-bipolar-disorder-a-prospective-study
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Seline van den Ameele, Violette Coppens, Jeroen Schuermans, Peter De Boer, Maarten Timmers, Erik Fransen, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens
Altered neurotrophic signaling is thought to impair neuroplasticity in bipolar disorder (BD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is proposed as a neurotrophic marker in BD. However, the current evidence for its use in monitoring disease activity and illness progression is conflicting and an exploration of additional neurotrophic markers is needed. This prospective case-control study investigated mood-specific changes in potential neurotrophic markers and their association to inflammatory activity. Patients with BD were included during an acute mood episode, either depressive (n=35) or (hypo)manic (n=32)...
July 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705795/selective-deletion-of-leptin-signaling-in-endothelial-cells-enhances-neointima-formation-and-phenocopies-the-vascular-effects-of-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Astrid Hubert, Magdalena L Bochenek, Eva Schütz, Rajinikanth Gogiraju, Thomas Münzel, Katrin Schäfer
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is associated with elevated circulating leptin levels and hypothalamic leptin resistance. Leptin receptors (LepRs) are expressed on endothelial cells, and leptin promotes neointima formation in a receptor-dependent manner. Our aim was to examine the importance of endothelial LepR (End.LepR) signaling during vascular remodeling and to determine whether the cardiovascular consequences of obesity are because of hyperleptinemia or endothelial leptin resistance. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Mice with loxP-flanked LepR alleles were mated with mice expressing Cre recombinase controlled by the inducible endothelial receptor tyrosine kinase promoter...
September 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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