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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436713/modified-dextran-heparin-based-triggered-release-microspheres-for-cardiovascular-delivery-of-therapeutic-drugs-using-protamine-as-a-stimulus
#1
Hoai X Nguyen, Edgar A O'Rear
In this study, we describe the synthesis of an amine-modified acetalated dextran polymer which is combined with heparin (HP) as the basis for a novel controlled release system. Dextran-amine (DEXAM) conjugates, synthesized using reductive amination, were incorporated into DEXAM/HP microspheres. HP binds to positively charged ammonium ions of the DEXAM conjugates, contributing to the structural integrity of the microspheres. Crystal violet (CV) was encapsulated inside DEXAM/HP microspheres as a model drug to test the system...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421968/chronic-toxicology-studies-of-basal-insulin-peglispro-in-rats-and-dogs-a-novel-pegylated-insulin-lispro-analog-with-a-prolonged-duration-of-action
#2
Richard A Byrd, Jamie L Blackbourne, Mary Pat Knadler, Albert E Schultze, John L Vahle
Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) consists of insulin lispro with a 20-kDa polyethylene glycol (PEG) moiety covalently attached to lysine B28. Because chronic parenteral administration of PEGylated proteins to animals has sometimes resulted in PEG vacuolation of tissue macrophages, renal tubular cells, and choroid plexus ependymal cells, we investigated whether chronic subcutaneous (sc) injection of BIL in rats (52 weeks) and dogs (39 weeks) was associated with systemic toxicities or other changes, including vacuolation of tissue macrophages, renal tubular cells, and ependymal cells...
April 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420481/safety-and-feasibility-of-subcutaneous-purse-string-suture-of-the-femoral-vein-after-electrophysiological-procedures-on-uninterrupted-oral-anticoagulation
#3
Marc Kottmaier, Felix Bourier, Tilko Reents, Alina Reiter, Marielouise Kornmayer, Verena Semmler, Martha Telishevska, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Michael Deiss, Stephanie Brooks, Christian Grebmer, Carsten Lennerz, Christoph Kolb, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer
The aim of this study was to compare safety and feasibility of a subcutaneous purse-string suture (PSS) with manual compression (MC) to gain hemostasis in patients after multiple femoral venous punctures undergoing electrophysiological procedures on uninterrupted oral anticoagulation (OAK). A total of 784 patients who underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (n = 564) or (a)typical atrial flutter (n = 220) were assessed. Four hundred sixty-two patients received PSS (58.9%) and 322 patients (41...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412438/torsional-stress-promotes-trinucleotidic-expansion-in-spermatids
#4
Olivier Simard, Seyedeh Raheleh Niavarani, Virginie Gaudreault, Guylain Boissonneault
Trinucleotide repeats are involved in various neurodegenerative diseases and are highly unstable both in dividing or non-dividing cells. In Huntington disease (HD), the age of onset of symptoms is inversely correlated to the number of CAG repeats within exon 1 of the HTT gene. HD shows paternal anticipation as CAG repeats are increased during spermatogenesis. CAG expansion were indeed found to be generated during the chromatin remodeling in spermatids where most histones are evicted and replaced by protamines...
April 9, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394405/modeling-pharmacokinetic-profiles-of-insulin-regimens-to-enhance-understanding-of-subcutaneous-insulin-regimens
#5
Lai San Tham, Karen Schneck, Ali Ertekin, Jesus Reviriego
Insulin pharmacokinetics following subcutaneous administration were modeled, simulated, and displayed through an interactive and user-friendly interface to illustrate the time course of administered insulins frequently prescribed, providing a simple tool for clinicians through a straightforward visualization of insulin regimens. Pharmacokinetic data of insulin formulations with different onset and duration of action from several clinical studies, including insulin glargine, regular insulin, neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH), insulin lispro, and premixed preparations of NPH with regular insulin (Mix 70/30), and insulin lispro protamine suspension with insulin lispro (Mix 50/50, Mix 75/25), were used to develop a predictive population pharmacokinetic model of insulins with consideration of factors such as insulin formulation, weight-based dosing, body-weight effect on volume of distribution, and administration time relative to meals, on the insulin time-action profile...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389581/tssk6-is-required-for-%C3%AE-h2ax-formation-and-the-histone-to-protamine-transition-during-spermiogenesis
#6
Kula N Jha, Swamy K Tripurani, Gibbes R Johnson
Spermiogenesis includes transcriptional silencing, chromatin condensation and extensive morphological changes as spermatids transform into sperm. Chromatin condensation involves histone hyperacetylation, transitory DNA breaks, histone H2AX Ser139 phosphorylation (γH2AX), and replacement of histones by protamines. Previously, we reported that the spermatid protein kinase TSSK6 is essential for fertility in mice, but its specific role in spermiogenesis is unknown. Here, we show that TSSK6 expression is spatiotemporally coincident with γH2AX formation in nuclei of developing mouse spermatids...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386345/tgf-%C3%AE-mapk-signaling-mediates-the-effects-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-urinary-control-and-interstitial-cystitis-after-urinary-bladder-transplantation
#7
Ya Xiao, Ya-Jun Song, Bo Song, Chi-Bing Huang, Qing Ling, Xiao Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the role of the transforming growth factor-β/mitogen activated protein kinase (TGF-β/MAPK) signaling pathway in the effects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on urinary control and interstitial cystitis in a rat model of urinary bladder transplantation. METHODS: A urinary bladder transplantation model was established using Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were assigned to normal (blank control), negative control (phosphate-buffered saline injection), BMSCs (BMSC injection), sp600125 (MAPK inhibitor injection), or protamine sulfate (protamine sulfate injection) groups...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366643/histone-variant-h2a-l-2-guides-transition-protein-dependent-protamine-assembly-in-male-germ-cells
#8
Sophie Barral, Yuichi Morozumi, Hiroki Tanaka, Emilie Montellier, Jérôme Govin, Maud de Dieuleveult, Guillaume Charbonnier, Yohann Couté, Denis Puthier, Thierry Buchou, Fayçal Boussouar, Takashi Urahama, François Fenaille, Sandrine Curtet, Patrick Héry, Nicolas Fernandez-Nunez, Hitoshi Shiota, Matthieu Gérard, Sophie Rousseaux, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Saadi Khochbin
Histone replacement by transition proteins (TPs) and protamines (Prms) constitutes an essential step for the successful production of functional male gametes, yet nothing is known on the underlying functional interplay between histones, TPs, and Prms. Here, by studying spermatogenesis in the absence of a spermatid-specific histone variant, H2A.L.2, we discover a fundamental mechanism involved in the transformation of nucleosomes into nucleoprotamines. H2A.L.2 is synthesized at the same time as TPs and enables their loading onto the nucleosomes...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365134/utility-of-sonoclot-in-prediction-of-postoperative-bleeding-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-cyanotic-heart-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
#9
Vishwakarma Rajkumar, Bhupesh Kumar, Vikas Dutta, Anand K Mishra, Goverdhan Dutt Puri
OBJECTIVES: To assess the utility of Sonoclot in prediction of postoperative bleeding in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass for congenital cyanotic heart disease. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-seven pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital cyanotic heart disease. INTERVENTIONS: Laboratory coagulation parameters (prothrombin time, international normalization ratio, activated partial thromboplastin time, fibrinogen, D-dimer) as well as point-of-care Sonoclot glass bead activation time, clot rate, and platelet function (gbPF) were done before induction of anesthesia and following heparin reversal after termination of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in all patients...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363567/development-of-a-new-type-of-multifunctional-fucoidan-based-nanoparticles-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
#10
Kun-Ying Lu, Rou Li, Chun-Hua Hsu, Cheng-Wei Lin, Shen-Chieh Chou, Min-Lang Tsai, Fwu-Long Mi
Fucoidan, a sulfated marine polysaccharide, has many potential biological functions, including anticancer activity. Recently, fucoidan has been reported to target P-selectin expressed on metastatic cancer cells. Increasing research attention has been devoted to the developments of fucoidan-based nanomedicine. However, the application of traditional chitosan/fucoidan nanoparticles in anticancer drug delivery may be limited due to the deprotonation of chitosan at a pH greater than 6.5. In this study, a mutli-stimuli-responsive nanoparticle self-assembled by fucoidan and a cationic polypeptide (protamine) was developed, and their pH-/enzyme-responsive properties were characterized by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and zeta potential analysis...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363502/bovine-sperm-separation-by-swim-up-and-density-gradients-percoll-and-bovipure-effect-on-sperm-quality-function-and-gene-expression
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María Elena Arias, Katherine Andara, Evelyn Briones, Ricardo Felmer
This study assesses the effect of bovine sperm (obtained from three bulls) separation using density gradients (Percoll and BoviPure) and Swim-up on sperm function and gene expression. Sperm evaluations included the plasma membrane integrity (SYBR14/PI), acrosomal integrity (PNA-FITC/PI), oxidative stress (ROS; CH2FDDA), DNA fragmentation (TUNEL assay) and mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔYm; TMRM) using flow cytometry. Sperm motility was evaluated by computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) and gene expression using RT-qPCR...
March 28, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359719/regional-variation-in-patient-selection-and-treatment-for-carotid-artery-disease-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
#12
Katie E Shean, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Sarah E Deery, Joseph R Schneider, Brian W Nolan, Caron B Rockman, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies involving large administrative data sets have revealed regional variation in the demographics of patients selected for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) but lacked clinical granularity. This study aimed to evaluate regional variation in patient selection and operative technique for carotid artery revascularization using a detailed clinical registry. METHODS: All patients who underwent CEA or CAS from 2009 to 2015 were identified in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356499/relationship-of-dna-integrity-to-hrg-c633t-snp-and-art-outcome-in-infertile-couples
#13
Arumugam Kumaresan, Anders Johannisson, Sarah Nordqvist, Karin Kårehed, Helena Åkerud, Karin Lindgren, Jane Morrell
The status of sperm DNA fragmentation, protamine deficiency, free thiols and disulphide bonds in colloid-selected samples and its relationship to ART outcome or HRG C633T SNP is not known. The objective of this study was to determine these relationships in spermatozoa from men with male factor or unknown factor infertility (n=118) undergoing IVF or ICSI. Sperm DNA integrity was analyzed by flow cytometry using three fluorescent probes (Acridine Orange, Monobromobimane and Chromomycin A3). Principal component analysis was used to identify the parameters that most influenced fertility...
March 29, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356290/novel-contrast-mixture-improves-bladder-wall-contrast-for-visualizing-bladder-injury
#14
Pradeep Tyagi, Joseph J Janicki, T Kevin Hitchens, Lesley M Foley, Mahendra Kashyap, Naoki Yoshhimura, Jonathan Kaufman
PURPOSE: Here, we tested whether combined contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CCE-MRI), using a mixture Gadolinium and iron-oxide based contrast agents, can segment the bladder wall from the bladder lumen. CCE-MRI relies on the differences in particle size and contrast mechanisms of two agents for improved image contrast. METHODS: Under isoflurane anesthesia, T1-weighted imaging of adult female Sprague-Dawley rat bladder was performed using standard turbo spin echo sequences at 7 Tesla, before and after transurethral instillation of 0...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346881/heparin-and-homogeneous-model-heparin-oligosaccharides-form-distinct-complexes-with-protamine-light-scattering-and-zeta-potential-analysis
#15
Cynthia D Sommers, Hongping Ye, Jian Liu, Robert J Linhardt, David A Keire
Large multimolecular complexes of heparin with positively charged proteins such as platelet factor 4 (PF4) or protamine can initiate immune responses associated with heparin use in patients, including the most significant adverse event, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Current evidence suggests that platelet-activating antibodies that recognize large multi-molecular complexes (300-700kDa) of PF4 bound to heparin cause HIT [1] and in very rare cases anti-protamine-heparin antibodies can induce thrombocytopenia [2]...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345968/relationship-between-phospholipase-c-zeta-semen-parameters-and-chromatin-status
#16
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Mohammad H Nasr-Esfahani
The need for additional tests to complement basic sperm analysis in clinics is well appreciated. In this regard, a number of tests such as sperm DNA integrity test as a tool in diagnosis and treatment of infertility are suggested. But recent studies have focused on main sperm factors involved in oocyte activation such as phospholipase C-zeta (PLCζ) that initiate intracellular Ca(2+) signaling and embryogenesis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between PLCζ, basic semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), and protamine deficiency in men with normal (n=32) and abnormal (n=23) semen parameters...
March 27, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333312/establishment-maintenance-and-functional-integrity-of-the-blood-testis-barrier-in-organotypic-cultures-of-fresh-and-frozen-thawed-prepubertal-mouse-testes
#17
C Rondanino, A Maouche, L Dumont, A Oblette, N Rives
STUDY QUESTION: Can the spatio-temporal formation of an intact blood-testis barrier (BTB), which is essential for the progression of spermatogenesis, be reproduced in cultures of fresh or frozen/thawed prepubertal mouse testes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Organotypic cultures allow the establishment and maintenance of major BTB components and the formation of a functional BTB in mouse testicular tissues. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro maturation of prepubertal testicular tissues is a promising approach to restore fertility in adult survivors of childhood cancer...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329078/apical-closure-device-for-full-percutaneous-transapical-valve-implantation-stress-test-in-an-animal-model%C3%A2
#18
Enrico Ferrari, Stefanos Demertzis, Jennifer Angelella, Denis Berdajs, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Maisano, Ludwig K von Segesser
OBJECTIVES: Transapical valve implantation is traditionally performed through a left antero-lateral mini-thoracotomy. A self-expandable apical closure device has recently been developed for full-percutaneous transapical valve implantation. We performed haemodynamics stress-tests on an animal model to evaluate the sealing properties. METHODS: Under general anaesthesia 5 pigs (mean weight: 67 ± 6 Kg) received full heparinization (100 IU/Kg; activated clotting time >250 s and, through inferior mini-sternotomies, 21-Fr introducer sheaths for transapical aortic valve implantation (outer diameter: 25-Fr) were placed over-the-wire in the apexes...
January 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328588/extreme-plasma-dilution-decreases-heparin-and-protamine-cardiopulmonary-bypass-requirements-a-case-report-on-a-jehovah-s-witness-patient
#19
Emilie Chang, Jason W Gatling, Scott Bode, Paul C Herrmann, Brian S Bull, Richard L Applegate
The primary focus of cardiopulmonary bypass management in Jehovah's Witness patients is the need to conserve blood. A consequence of these strategies inevitably results in hemodilution that is frequently extreme enough to dilute clotting factors and potentially impair coagulation. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate that a hemodiluted patient requires less heparin to sustain anticoagulation and less protamine to reverse heparin at cardiopulmonary bypass termination. Patient harm may ensue unless the effects of extreme hemodilution are recognized...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272145/improved-survival-of-full-thickness-skin-graft-with-low-molecular-weight-heparin-protamine-micro-nanoparticles-including-platelet-rich-plasma
#20
Yuki Takabayashi, Masayuki Ishihara, Masahiro Kuwabara, Makoto Takikawa, Shingo Nakamura, Hidemi Hattori, Tomoharu Kiyosawa
BACKGROUND: Activated platelet-rich plasma secrets many growth factors (GFs), and low-molecular weight heparin-protamine micro/nanoparticles (LMWH-P M/NPs) significantly interact with, enhance, and stabilize the secreted GFs. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of LMWH-P M/NPs and GFs (from platelet-rich plasma) on full-thickness skin graft (FTSG). METHODS: A total of 96 inbred male rats were anesthetized and 4-cm full-thickness skin wound were created on dorsal skin of rats...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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