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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651013/loss-of-prion-protein-induces-a-primed-state-of-type-i-interferon-responsive-genes
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Giulia Malachin, Malin R Reiten, Øyvind Salvesen, Håvard Aanes, Jorke H Kamstra, Kerstin Skovgaard, Peter M H Heegaard, Cecilie Ersdal, Arild Espenes, Michael A Tranulis, Maren K Bakkebø
The cellular prion protein (PrPC) has been extensively studied because of its pivotal role in prion diseases; however, its functions remain incompletely understood. A unique line of goats has been identified that carries a nonsense mutation that abolishes synthesis of PrPC. In these animals, the PrP-encoding mRNA is rapidly degraded. Goats without PrPC are valuable in re-addressing loss-of-function phenotypes observed in Prnp knockout mice. As PrPC has been ascribed various roles in immune cells, we analyzed transcriptomic responses to loss of PrPC in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from normal goat kids (n = 8, PRNP+/+) and goat kids without PrPC (n = 8, PRNPTer/Ter) by mRNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629466/intra-articular-injection-in-the-knee-of-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-platelet-rich-plasma-for-osteoarthritis
#2
Himanshu Bansal, Kristin Comella, Jerry Leon, Poonam Verma, Diwaker Agrawal, Prasad Koka, Thomas Ichim
BACKGROUND: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) can easily be obtained from a mini-lipoaspirate procedure of fat tissue and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained from peripheral blood. We evaluated the safety and preliminary efficacy of administering SVF and PRP intra-articularly into patients with osteoarthritis grade 1 and 2. METHODS: A total of ten patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 100 ml of fat tissue from the abdomen...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623810/platelet-granule-release-is-associated-with-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-during-platelet-storage-a-direct-link-between-platelet-pro-inflammatory-and-oxidation-states
#3
Mehran Ghasemzadeh, Ehteramolsadat Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Upon platelet stimulation with agonists, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation enhances platelet activation and granule release. Whether ROS generation during platelet storage could be directly correlated with the expression of proinflammatory molecules and granule release has been investigated in this study. MATERIAL AND METHOD: PRP-platelet concentrates were subjected to flowcytometry analysis to assess the expression of platelet activation marker, P-selectin and CD40L during storage...
June 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619160/protein-misfolding-cyclic-amplification-corroborates-the-absence-of-prp-sc-accumulation-in-placenta-from-foetuses-with-the-arr-arq-genotype-in-natural-scrapie
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María Carmen Garza, Hasier Eraña, Joaquín Castilla, Cristina Acín, Antonia Vargas, Juan José Badiola, Eva Monleón
Ovine scrapie is a worldwide spread prion disease that is transmitted horizontally under field conditions. Placenta from scrapie-infected ewes is an important source of infection, since this tissue can accumulate high amounts of PrP(Sc) depending on the foetal genotype. Therefore, placentas carrying susceptible foetuses can accumulate PrP(Sc) but there is not PrP(Sc) accumulation in presence of foetuses with at least one ARR haplotype. In scrapie eradication programs, ARR/ARR males are used for breeding to increase the resistant progeny and reduce the horizontal transmission of the disease through the placenta...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592806/platelet-rich-plasma-respectively-reduces-and-promotes-adipogenic-and-myofibroblastic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-via-the-tgf%C3%AE-signalling-pathway
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Bérengère Chignon-Sicard, Magali Kouidhi, Xi Yao, Audrey Delerue-Audegond, Phi Villageois, Pascal Peraldi, Patricia Ferrari, Yves Rival, David Piwnica, Jérôme Aubert, Christian Dani
Autologous fat grafting is a gold standard therapy for soft tissue defects, but is hampered by unpredictable postoperative outcomes. Fat graft enrichment with adipose-derived stromal cell (ASCs) was recently reported to enhance graft survival. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has also emerged as a biologic scaffold that promotes fat graft viability. Combined ASC/PRP fat grafting enrichment is thus a promising new regenerative medicine approach. The effects of PRP on ASC proliferation are well documented, but the impact of PRP on ASC differentiation has yet to be investigated in depth to further elucidate the PRP clinical effects...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576462/platelet-rich-plasma-enriched-autologous-fat-graft-in-regenerative-and-aesthetic-facial-surgery-technical-note
#6
F Picard, B Hersant, S La Padula, J-P Meningaud
The goal of adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to autologous fat graft is to increase the survival rate of the graft. After their activation, platelets release some important growth factors. As a result, PRP may increase the proliferation and differentiation of Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) into adipocytes, improve fat graft vascularisation, and may block the apoptosis of grafted adipocytes. The other benefit expected from the addition of PRP to fat graft is the improvement of cutaneous trophicity above the grafted areas...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560233/evolution-current-status-and-advances-in-application-of-platelet-concentrate-in-periodontics-and-implantology
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REVIEW
Amit Arvind Agrawal
Platelet concentrates (PC) [platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)] are frequently used for surgical procedures in medical and dental fields, particularly in oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and sports medicine. The objective of all these technologies is to extract all the elements from a blood sample that could be used to improve healing and promote tissue regeneration. Although leukocyte rich and leukocyte poor PRP's have their own place in literature, the importance of non-platelet components in a platelet concentrate remains a mystery...
May 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559789/the-hsp70-hsp90-chaperone-machinery-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Rachel E Lackie, Andrzej Maciejewski, Valeriy G Ostapchenko, Jose Marques-Lopes, Wing-Yiu Choy, Martin L Duennwald, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado
The accumulation of misfolded proteins in the human brain is one of the critical features of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Assembles of beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptide-either soluble (oligomers) or insoluble (plaques) and of tau protein, which form neurofibrillary tangles, are the major hallmarks of AD. Chaperones and co-chaperones regulate protein folding and client maturation, but they also target misfolded or aggregated proteins for refolding or for degradation, mostly by the proteasome...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553997/partnership-agreements-less-likely-among-young-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-australia-data-from-a-national-online-survey-of-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Johann Kolstee, Steven Philpot, Jeffrey Grierson, Benjamin R Bavinton, Duane Duncan, Garrett Prestage
Background: How gay and bisexual men (GBM) establish partnership agreements may be affected by several factors, including age. The ability to communicate with a partner about sexual agreements has important sexual health implications for GBM. Objective: To assess differences in partnership agreements among GBM. Methods: We surveyed GBM about their partnerships using a national, anonymous online survey in 2013-14. We compared men who had monogamous partnerships with men who had non-monogamous partnerships, according to age and other factors...
May 30, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549996/effect-of-pr-interval-prolongation-on-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-vs-non-left-bundle-branch-block-morphologies-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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John Rickard, Mohammad Karim, Bryan Baranowski, Daniel Cantillon, David Spragg, W H Wilson Tang, Mark Niebauer, Richard Grimm, Kevin Trulock, Bruce Wilkoff, Niraj Varma
BACKGROUND: Although the influence of QRS duration (QRSd) and/or bundle branch block morphology on outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have been well studied, the effect of PR interval remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of PR prolongation (PRp) before CRT on long-term outcomes, specifically taking into account bundle branch block morphology and QRSd. METHODS: We extracted clinical data on consecutive patients undergoing CRT...
May 24, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545972/lithium-alleviates-neurotoxic-prion-peptide-induced-synaptic-damage-and-neuronal-death-partially-by-the-upregulation-of-nuclear-target-rest-and-the-restoration-of-wnt-signaling
#11
Zhiqi Song, Wei Yang, Xiangmei Zhou, Lifeng Yang, Deming Zhao
Prion diseases are a group of infectious neurodegenerative diseases characterized by multiple neuropathological hallmarks, including accumulation of PrP(Sc), synaptic damage, and neuronal death. We previously reported that the repressor element 1-silencing transcription factor (REST), a novel neuroprotective marker in neurodegeneration, protects neurons against neurotoxic peptide (PrP106-126)-induced neurotoxicity, but fails to maintain survival following prolonged exposure to PrP106-126. Because Wnt signaling partially induces REST and is activated by lithium, we investigated the effects of lithium on REST in prion diseases...
May 22, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538145/nmr-analysis-of-amide-hydrogen-exchange-rates-in-a-pentapeptide-repeat-protein-from-a-%C3%A2-thaliana
#12
Shenyuan Xu, Shuisong Ni, Michael A Kennedy
At2g44920 from Arabidopsis thaliana is a pentapeptide-repeat protein (PRP) composed of 25 repeats capped by N- and C-terminal α-helices. PRP structures are dominated by four-sided right-handed β-helices typically consisting of mixtures of type II and type IV β-turns. PRPs adopt repeated five-residue (Rfr) folds with an Rfr consensus sequence (STAV)(D/N)(L/F)(S/T/R)(X). Unlike other PRPs, At2g44920 consists exclusively of type II β-turns. At2g44920 is predicted to be located in the thylakoid lumen although its biochemical function remains unknown...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525834/exposure-to-phenols-parabens-and-uv-filters-associations-with-loss-of-function-mutations-in-the-filaggrin-gene-in-men-from-the-general-population
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Ulla N Joensen, Niels Jørgensen, Jacob P Thyssen, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Pal B Szecsi, Steen Stender, Anne-Maria Andersson, Niels E Skakkebæk, Hanne Frederiksen
BACKGROUND: Filaggrin is an epidermal protein that is important for normal skin barrier functions. Up to 10% of Europeans and Asians carry filaggrin gene (FLG) loss-of function mutations that appear to facilitate trans-epidermal penetration of certain chemicals. We previously showed that mutation carriers have higher internal exposure to certain phthalates, compared to controls, and hypothesized that they could have increased trans-epidermal penetration of other chemicals. OBJECTIVES: We investigated exposure to non-persistent chemicals in young Danish men with and without FLG mutations...
May 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450269/in-vivo-prion-models-and-the-disconnection-between-transmissibility-and-neurotoxicity
#14
REVIEW
Matteo Senesi, Victoria Lewis, Jee H Kim, Paul A Adlard, David I Finkelstein, Steven J Collins
The primary causative event in the development of prion diseases is the misfolding of the normal prion protein (PrP(C)) into an ensemble of altered conformers (herein collectively denoted as PrP(Sc)) that accumulate in the brain. Prominent amongst currently unresolved key aspects underpinning prion disease pathogenesis is whether transmission and toxicity are sub-served by different molecular species of PrP(Sc), which may directly impact on the development of effective targeted treatments. The use of murine models of prion disease has been of fundamental importance for probing the relationship between hypothesised "neurotoxic" and "transmissible" PrP(Sc) and the associated kinetic profiles of their production during disease evolution, but unfortunately consensus has not been achieved...
April 24, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428956/physiological-functions-of-the-cellular-prion-protein
#15
REVIEW
Andrew R Castle, Andrew C Gill
The prion protein, PrP(C), is a small, cell-surface glycoprotein notable primarily for its critical role in pathogenesis of the neurodegenerative disorders known as prion diseases. A hallmark of prion diseases is the conversion of PrP(C) into an abnormally folded isoform, which provides a template for further pathogenic conversion of PrP(C), allowing disease to spread from cell to cell and, in some circumstances, to transfer to a new host. In addition to the putative neurotoxicity caused by the misfolded form(s), loss of normal PrP(C) function could be an integral part of the neurodegenerative processes and, consequently, significant research efforts have been directed toward determining the physiological functions of PrP(C)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427069/practical-lessons-from-protocol-i-for-the-management-of-diabetic-macular-edema
#16
Lekha Mukkamala, Neelakshi Bhagat, Marco A Zarbin
Protocol I, a multicenter randomized clinical trial, compared the visual outcomes of patients treated with 0.5 mg intravitreal ranibizumab with either prompt or deferred (by 24 weeks laser), 4 mg intravitreal triamcinolone with prompt laser, or sham injection with prompt laser for the treatment of center-involving diabetic macular edema (DME). A total of 854 adult patients with type I or II diabetes and any level of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy or proliferative retinopathy with adequate panretinal photocoagulation, with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 78 to 24 ETDRS letters (Snellen equivalent of 20/32 to 20/320) and visual loss attributed to macular edema, or retinal thickening with central subfield thickness of at least 250 µm by OCT were enrolled...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421536/lysosomal-quality-control-in-prion-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Priyanka Majumder, Oishee Chakrabarti
Prion diseases are transmissible, familial or sporadic. The prion protein (PrP), a normal cell surface glycoprotein, is ubiquitously expressed throughout the body. While loss of function of PrP does not elicit apparent phenotypes, generation of misfolded forms of the protein or its aberrant metabolic isoforms has been implicated in a number of neurodegenerative disorders such as scrapie, kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, fatal familial insomnia, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker and bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420443/tau-phosphorylation-induced-by-severe-closed-head-traumatic-brain-injury-is-linked-to-the-cellular-prion-protein
#18
Richard Rubenstein, Binggong Chang, Natalia Grinkina, Eleanor Drummond, Peter Davies, Meir Ruditzky, Deep Sharma, Kevin Wang, Thomas Wisniewski
Studies in vivo and in vitro have suggested that the mechanism underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuropathogenesis is initiated by an interaction between the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) and amyloid-β oligomers (Aβo). This PrP(C)-Aβo complex activates Fyn kinase which, in turn, hyperphosphorylates tau (P-Tau) resulting in synaptic dysfunction, neuronal loss and cognitive deficits. AD transgenic mice lacking PrP(C) accumulate Aβ, but show normal survival and no loss of spatial learning and memory suggesting that PrP(C) functions downstream of Aβo production but upstream of intracellular toxicity within neurons...
April 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415023/drosophila-models-of-prionopathies-insight-into-prion-protein-function-transmission-and-neurotoxicity
#19
REVIEW
Pedro Fernandez-Funez, Jonatan Sanchez-Garcia, Diego E Rincon-Limas
Prion diseases (PrD) are unique neurodegenerative conditions with sporadic, genetic, and infectious etiologies. The agent responsible for these pathologies is a misfolded conformation of the prion protein (PrP). Although a process of autocatalytic "conversion" is known to mediate disease transmission, important gaps still remain regarding the physiological function of PrP and its relevance to pathogenesis, the molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating neurotoxicity and transmission, and the PrP conformations responsible for neurotoxicity...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413194/dual-role-of-cellular-prion-protein-in-normal-host-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Takashi Onodera
Using PrP(C)-knockout cell lines, it has been shown that the inhibition of apoptosis through STI1 is mediated by PrP(C)-dependent SOD activation. Antioxidant PrP(C) may contribute to suppression of inflammasome activation. PrP(C) is functionally involved in copper metabolism, signal transduction, neuroprotection, and cell maturation. Recently several reports have shown that PrP(C) participates in trans-membrane signaling processes associated with hematopoietic stem cell replication and neuronal differentiation...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
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