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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604413/single-chain-factor-xii-a-new-form-of-activated-factor-xii
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Ivan Ivanov, Anton Matafonov, David Gailani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Exposure of blood to foreign surfaces induces reciprocal conversion of the plasma proteins factor XII (fXII) and plasma prekallikrein (PPK) to the proteases α-fXIIa and α-kallikrein. This process, called contact activation, has a range of effects on host defence mechanisms, including promoting coagulation. The nature of the triggering mechanism for contact activation is debated. One hypothesis predicts that fXII has protease activity, either intrinsically or upon surface-binding, that initiates contact activation...
June 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601681/mutation-of-angiopoietin-1-gene-associates-with-a-new-type-of-hereditary-angioedema
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Valeria Bafunno, Davide Firinu, Maria D'Apolito, Giorgia Cordisco, Stefania Loffredo, Angelica Leccese, Maria Bova, Maria Pina Barca, Rosa Santacroce, Marco Cicardi, Stefano Del Giacco, Maurizio Margaglione
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disease usually due to mutation within the C1 inhibitor or the coagulation Factor XII gene. However, in a series of patients with HAE no causative variants have been described and the pathophysiology of the disease remains unknown (U-HAE). Identification of causative genes in U-HAE is valuable for understanding the cause of the disease. OBJECTIVE: We conducted genetic studies in Italian patients with U-HAE to identify novel causative genes...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594426/new-developments-in-anticoagulants-past-present-and-future
#3
Jeffrey I Weitz, Job Harenberg
Thrombosis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and anticoagulants are the mainstay of its prevention and treatment. Starting with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) such as warfarin, the choices of anticoagulants have exploded in the past 20 years. With over 90 % subcutaneous bioavailability, no need for coagulation monitoring and dose adjustment, and a lower risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, low-molecular-weight heparin and fondaparinux have replaced UFH for prevention and initial treatment of venous thromboembolism and for secondary prevention in cancer patients...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593927/laboratory-characterization-of-leukemic-cell-procoagulants
#4
Renáta Hudák, Ildikó Beke Debreceni, Ivett Deák, Gabriella Gál Szabó, Zsuzsanna Hevessy, Péter Antal-Szalmás, Bjarne Osterud, János Kappelmayer
BACKGROUND: In acute myeloid leukemias, there is an increased chance to develop thrombotic disorders. We hypothesized that in addition to leukemic promyelocytes, monocytic leukemia cells may also have a higher procoagulant activity. METHODS: Fibrin formation was assessed by a one-stage clotting assay using a magnetic coagulometer. The thrombin generation test (TGT) of magnetically isolated normal human monocytes, intact leukemic cells and their isolated microparticles was performed by a fluorimetric assay...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552561/fxii-promotes-proteolytic-processing-of-the-lrp1-ectodomain
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Lukasz Wujak, Christina Hesse, Katherina Sewald, Danny Jonigk, Peter Braubach, Gregor Warnecke, Hans-Gerd Fieguth, Armin Braun, Günter Lochnit, Philipp Markart, Liliana Schaefer, Malgorzata Wygrecka
BACKGROUND: Factor XII (FXII) is a serine protease that is involved in activation of the intrinsic blood coagulation, the kallikrein-kinin system and the complement cascade. Although the binding of FXII to the cell surface has been demonstrated, the consequence of this event for proteolytic processing of membrane-anchored proteins has never been described. METHODS: The effect of FXII on the proteolytic processing of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) ectodomain was tested in human primary lung fibroblasts (hLF), alveolar macrophages (hAM) and in human precision cut lung slices (hPCLS)...
August 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527949/microproteome-of-dentoalveolar-tissues
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Cristiane R Salmon, Ana Paula O Giorgetti, Adriana F Paes Leme, Romênia R Domingues, Tamara N Kolli, Brian L Foster, Francisco H Nociti
Proteomic analysis of extracellular matrices (ECM) of dentoalveolar tissues can provide insights into developmental, pathological, and reparative processes. However, targeted dissection of mineralized tissues, dental cementum (DC), alveolar bone (AB), and dentin (DE), presents technical difficulties. We demonstrate an approach combining EDTA decalcification and laser capture microdissection (LCM), followed by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), to analyze proteome profiles of these tissues...
May 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514863/surface-dependent-contact-activation-of-factor-xii-and-blood-plasma-coagulation-induced-by-mixed-thiol-surfaces
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James W Bauer, Li-Chong Xu, Erwin A Vogler, Christopher A Siedlecki
Studies of the activation of FXII in both platelet poor plasma and in neat buffer solutions were undertaken for a series of mixed thiol self-assembled monolayers spanning a broad range of water wettability. A wide spectrum of carboxyl/methyl-, hydroxyl/methyl-, and amine/methyl-thiol modified surfaces were prepared, characterized, and then utilized as the procoagulant materials in a series of FXII activation studies. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was utilized to verify the sample surface's thiol composition and contact angles measured to determine the sample surface's wettability...
May 17, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502937/acquired-inhibitors-to-multiple-coagulation-factors-v-ix-and-xii-identified-in-a-unique-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Osamu Imataki, Takeshi Arai, Makiko Uemura
An acquired formation of inhibitors to coagulation factors is a rare type of coagulopathy. The development of inhibitors for multiple coagulation factors has never been reported. A 75-year-old Japanese female underwent interventional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Five days after the last intervention, her prothrombin time decreased to 10%, and her activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) lengthened to 265.1 sec. The activities for coagulation factors showed significantly reduced activities (<10%) of factors V, IX, and XII...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492700/coagulation-factor-xi-improves-host-defence-during-murine-pneumonia-derived-sepsis-independent-of-factor-xii-activation
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Ingrid Stroo, Sacha Zeerleder, Chao Ding, Brenda M Luken, Joris J T H Roelofs, Onno J de Boer, Joost C M Meijers, Francis J Castellino, Cornelis van 't Veer, Tom van der Poll
Bacterial pneumonia, the most common cause of sepsis, is associated with activation of coagulation. Factor XI (FXI), the key component of the intrinsic pathway, can be activated via factor XII (FXII), part of the contact system, or via thrombin. To determine whether intrinsic coagulation is involved in host defence during pneumonia and whether this is dependent on FXII activation, we infected in parallel wild-type (WT), FXI knockout (KO) and FXII KO mice with two different clinically relevant pathogens, the Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the Gram-negative bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae, via the airways...
May 11, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476524/angioedema-attacks-related-to-endometrial-hyperplasia-in-a-case-of-estrogen-dependent-factor-xii-hereditary-angioedema
#10
Alicia Prieto-García, Dasha Roa Medellín, Maria Luisa Baeza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433996/factor-xii-as-a-risk-marker-for-hemorrhagic-stroke-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristina Johansson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Lars Johansson, Ingemar Bylesjö, Torbjörn K Nilsson, Mats Eliasson, Stefan Söderberg, Marcus Lind
BACKGROUND: Coagulation factor XII (FXII) is involved in pathological thrombus formation and is a suggested target of anticoagulants. It is unclear whether FXII levels are correlated with cardiovascular risk factors and whether they are associated with myocardial infarction or ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between FXII and cardiovascular risk factors in the general population. We also aimed to study the associations between FXII levels and future myocardial infarction and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke...
April 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394285/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-von-willebrand-disease-and-rare-bleeding-disorders
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Castaman, Silvia Linari
Along with haemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease (VWD) and rare bleeding disorders (RBDs) cover all inherited bleeding disorders of coagulation. Bleeding tendency, which can range from extremely severe to mild, is the common symptom. VWD, due to a deficiency and/or abnormality of von Willebrand factor (VWF), represents the most frequent bleeding disorder, mostly inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The diagnosis may be difficult, based on a bleeding history and different diagnostic assays, which evaluate the pleiotropic functions of VWF...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392508/a-novel-missense-mutation-in-the-factor-xii-gene-in-a-litter-of-cats-with-factor-xii-deficiency
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Haruhiko Maruyama, Haruki Hosoe, Kota Nagamatsu, Rui Kano, Hiroshi Kamata
The feline F12 gene was examined to identify a mutation associated with coagulation factor XII (FXII) deficiency in a litter of 6 cats, including 2 cats with severely reduced FXII activity (7.1 and 9.3%, respectively) and 4 cats with moderately reduced FXII activity (range 36.0 to 46.3%). Cats with severely reduced FXII activity were homozygous for a G to C missense mutation in exon 13 of the F12 gene, resulting in an amino acid change (p.G544A). Cats with moderately reduced FXII activity were heterozygous for this mutation...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392470/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-and-its-receptor-1-pac1-in-the-human-infant-brain-and-changes-in-the-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids
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J Huang, K A Waters, R Machaalani
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its complementary receptor, PAC1, are crucial in central respiratory control. PACAP Knockout (KO) mice exhibit a SIDS-like phenotype, with an inability to overcome noxious insults, compression of baseline ventilation, and death in the early post-neonatal period. PAC1 KO demonstrate similar attributes to PACAP-null mice, but with the addition of increased pulmonary artery pressure, consequently leading to heart failure and death. This study establishes a detailed interpretation of the neuroanatomical distribution and localization of both PACAP and PAC1 in the human infant brainstem and hippocampus, to determine whether any changes in expression are evident in infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and any relationships to risk factors of SIDS including smoke exposure and sleep related parameters...
April 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346966/factor-xii-contact-activation
#15
Clément Naudin, Elena Burillo, Stefan Blankenberg, Lynn Butler, Thomas Renné
Contact activation is the surface-induced conversion of factor XII (FXII) zymogen to the serine protease FXIIa. Blood-circulating FXII binds to negatively charged surfaces and this contact to surfaces triggers a conformational change in the zymogen inducing autoactivation. Several surfaces that have the capacity for initiating FXII contact activation have been identified, including misfolded protein aggregates, collagen, nucleic acids, and platelet and microbial polyphosphate. Activated FXII initiates the proinflammatory kallikrein-kinin system and the intrinsic coagulation pathway, leading to formation of bradykinin and thrombin, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323357/characterisation-of-clotting-factors-anticoagulant-protein-activities-and-viscoelastic-analysis-in-healthy-donkeys
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A Perez-Ecija, F J Mendoza
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated differences in commonly measured hemostatic parameters between donkeys and horses. Whether clotting factors, anticoagulant protein activities and thromboelastography parameters also differ between species is still unknown. OBJECTIVES: To characterize hemostatic parameters in healthy donkeys and compare them to those of horses. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Clotting Factors (V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII), and antithrombin III, Protein C and Protein S activities were measured in 80 healthy Andalusian and crossbred donkeys and 40 healthy Andalusian crossbred horses with assays based on human deficient plasmas...
March 21, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286749/factors-xi-and-xii-as-targets-for-new-anticoagulants
#17
REVIEW
Jeffrey I Weitz, James C Fredenburgh
Compared with vitamin K antagonists, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are simpler to administer and are associated with less intracranial bleeding. Nonetheless, even with the DOACs, bleeding still occurs and many patients with atrial fibrillation fail to receive anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis because of the fear of bleeding. Therefore, there is an urgent need for safer anticoagulants. Recent investigations into the biochemistry of hemostasis and thrombosis have identified new targets for development of novel anticoagulants...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266177/tnf-%C3%AE-promotes-survival-and-migration-of-mscs-under-oxidative-stress-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-to-attenuate-intimal-hyperplasia-in-vein-grafts
#18
Xiao Bai, Jie Xi, Yanwen Bi, Xin Zhao, Weidong Bing, Xiangbin Meng, Yimin Liu, Zhonglai Zhu, Guangmin Song
The oxidative stress caused by endothelial injury is involved in intimal hyperplasia (IH) in vein grafts. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can home to injured intima and promote endothelial repair. However, MSC apoptosis is increased accompanied by decreased functional activity under oxidative stress. Thus, we investigate whether tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) can promote the survival and activity of MSCs under oxidative stress to reduce IH more effectively, and establish what role the NF-κB pathway plays in this...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263027/coagulation-factors-anticoagulant-proteins-and-plasminogen-in-mexican-older-adults
#19
E Hernández Zamora, L O González-Espinosa, C Zavala-Hernández, E Rosales-Cruz, E Reyes-Maldonado
INTRODUCTION: Hemostasis protects upon the occurrence of vascular endothelial damage, with involving of different factors. The interaction of these factors in older adults is poorly known, and has been associated with different disorders. Therefore, we determined the activity of coagulation factors (CF), anticoagulant proteins (AP), and plasminogen (Plg), as well as the frequency of deficiencies of these proteins in a population of healthy Mexican older adults (OA). METHODS: CF (I, II, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, and XI y XII), AP [protein C (PC), protein S (PS), and antithrombin (AT)], and Plg were determined from 244 plasma samples of OA using commercial kits in a coagulometer ACL Elite Pro...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260111/molecular-characterization-of-metastatic-osteosarcoma-differentially-expressed-genes-transcription-factors-and-micrornas
#20
Lisong Heng, Zhen Jia, Jie Bai, Kun Zhang, Yangjun Zhu, Jianbing Ma, Jun Zhang, Honghao Duan
The present study aimed to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying osteosarcoma metastasis. Microarray dataset GSE49003 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database and used for analysis. Raw expression data were preprocessed using the preprocessCore, impute and aggregate packages in R. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between metastatic and non‑metastatic osteosarcoma cell lines were screened using the limma package following exclusion of DEGs with a higher significance in intra‑groups compared with inter‑groups using the genefilter package...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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